Saturday, April 01, 2006

Rhapsody in Green

Green 1

I was struck by the shades of green in the communal garden of a London square. In particular by the sudden proliferation of new leaves on the shrubs and bushes.

Green 3

If I'd ever wanted a visual definition of the colour Spring Green, here it was in front of me.

Green 4

New life.


Blogger Endment said...

Beautiful color, beautiful melody.

9:59 am  
Blogger Sky said...

I sooooo agree! I search every nook and cranny in the garden each day for the hint of green! Such a welcome sight as green breaks the earth in its quest for light. I love spring and the way everything comes alive.

10:42 am  
Blogger rdl said...


2:17 pm  
Blogger zhoen said...


2:59 pm  
Blogger g said...

You caught the green of spring alright. And what struck me right off is how healthy these new leaves look. These plants are really being appreciated and cared for. I wonder if that was part of their visual appeal, the fact that your eyes may have been drawn to health as well as color.

4:13 pm  
Blogger LJ said...

Ahhhhhh. Spring green. My favorite.

5:28 pm  
Blogger Jessie said...

How could this not be everyone's favorite color? You look at that and you just have to breathe. It's the reason I love Portland--even in the winter there's green to be had. Something about it makes you feel so calm and grounded. Nice pix!

8:24 pm  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Mmm....lovely! Whenever it's green around here in the desert, it's usually some kind of weed.

8:31 pm  
Anonymous pohanginapete said...

Here it's browns and yellows, and the white and scarlet of toadstools. Our native trees, with one exception, don't lose their leaves but their greens are muted and I don't expect to see greens like this for a while. We're on the long fall into autumn.

9:37 pm  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

So fresh! -- I love the contrast of the lighter new shoots. A lovely study of greens.

12:00 am  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

So fresh - the colour of the new leaves. A beautiful study of contrasts.

12:01 am  
Blogger justin said...

What gorgeous colours, Mary. I love them.

12:26 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you all!

Endment, Sky, Rdl,zhoen, lj, Stephanie, Justin: Glad you enjoyed the colours as much as I did.

g: Good point. This foliage does in fact form part of a private communal garden in an upmarket area of town - so yes, I imagine the plants are pretty well looked after.

Pete: I thought about you and everyone else in the Southern Hemisphere when I was posting these pix .... but autumn has its own beauty, and I wish you a peaceful one.

Pam: Thanks for your comment and welcome!

3:21 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

oops - missed out Jessie above. Thank you too!

7:04 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

AH, green the color of the heart Chakra. A very lovely display of green and growth. Of love and life.

12:17 pm  
Blogger MB said...

These look so ... juicy! And alive.

3:42 pm  
Blogger Sonia said...

Beautiful the color of new leaves on the garden. Spring is coming!

2:35 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

Dave, MB and Sonia: Thank you all.

9:38 pm  

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